Policy

Policy Discussions at Kidney Week 2018: A patient-centered focus

Following an aspirational policy-oriented kick-off at Kidney Week, I found that the second day of Kidney Week focused on the most important aspect of what we do: our patients.  From the public-private partnerships including KidneyX and Kidney Health Initiative (KHI), to the CMS proposed payment changes, to the global challenges facing nephrology, the common sentiment has been simple: we must not forget our efforts to keep the patient at the center...

Improving Quality of Care for CKD and ESRD Patients: Designing the Ideal Metrics and

Quality of care measurement and implementation both pose unique challenges. The Friday morning session at ASN Kidney Week, “Quality is Job One: Improving Care for CKD and ESRD Patients” tackled these two key issues.

Debate at Kidney Week: Intensivist vs Nephrologist for Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) in the ICU

A lively, but friendly, debate over RRT in the ICU took place late yesterday in a “Timely Debate” session before a standing-room only crowd.

Nephrology Challenges and Opportunities Front and Center in Policy Discussions in Day 1 of Kidney Week 2018

2018 ASN Kidney Week officially kicked off on October 25 with a Plenary Session focused on the changing dynamics in nephrology and the influence of policy and advocacy in achieving innovations in care. ASN President, Dr. Mark Okusa, MD, FASN, delivered his opening remarks with not just aspirational goals for the direction of nephrology, but also outlining the stark realities confronting nephrology.

Kidney Health Initiative Releases RRT Roadmap

On Thursday, October 25, during ASN Kidney Week 2018, the Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) announced the release of its signature project the “Technology Roadmap for Innovative Approaches to Renal Replacement Therapy”.

Spotlight: Kidney Health Initiative Sessions at 2018 ASN Kidney Week

For attendees interested in innovations in clinical trials and developing new therapies for people living with kidney diseases, there are a few must see sessions whose speakers are members of the Kidney Health Initiative (KHI).

ASN and 35 Kidney Care Organizations Voice Support for HHS’ Efforts in Formation of KidneyX

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and 35 kidney care organizations wrote to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, JD, to express their strong support and gratitude for the formation of KidneyX, a public-private partnership to accelerate innovation in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney diseases.

ASN Releases 2018 Nephrology Fellow Survey Report

A new analysis finds leading indicators point to an improving job market and rising salaries for nephrologists entering practice. ASN released the analysis of the society’s annual survey of nephrology fellows in training—Report on the Survey of 2018 Nephrology Fellows—authored by George Washington University researchers.

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